Eastern Cape woman, 85, ambushed and shot dead while sleeping at home

2020-03-23 12:32
Police forensics investigators at the scene of a murder.

Police forensics investigators at the scene of a murder. (Sandile Ndlovu, Gallo Images, Sowetan)

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An 85-year-old woman was shot dead while sleeping in her rondavel in Vininda village in Dutywa in the Eastern Cape on Friday night.

Police have launched a manhunt for the perpetrators.

According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, the woman was alone when she was ambushed and shot in her upper body.

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Relatives found her body the following morning.

Kinana said the motive for the murder was unknown.

Commenting on the murder, provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga said: "The perpetrators of this heinous crime do not deserve to live among the people. They must face justice for their actions and ultimately be sent to prison."


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